Donald Trump cancels Poland trip to play golf

Donald Trump has come under criticism after he cancelled a trip to Poland to observe Second World War anniversary commemorations to play golf.

Jack Seddon's picture
Mon, 2 Sep 2019

The president of the United States Donald Trump, is known for many things, but one of them is his love for golf. Trump has played golf with the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods and owns multiple golf courses worldwide.

The controversial president is under the firing line once again, as his passion for golf has caused him to come under criticism. Trump was recently scheduled to travel to Poland to observe commemorative services remembering the onset of the Second World War.

Trump had initially cancelled the planned trip to Europe to attend meetings regarding Hurricane Dorian, which is approaching the southeastern coast of the United States, but the president had other plans.

Instead of attending the crisis meetings, Trump flew from his presidential retreat of Camp David in Maryland, to Potomac Falls in Virginia, so that he could get 18 holes in at Trump National Golf Club.

The decision to get out on the course is now the 226th time that Trump has done so since becoming the 45th president of the United States, causing him to receive high criticism from the taxpayers.

Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary, stated that although Mr Trump did not attend the meetings about Hurricane Dorian, he was still receiving an update every hour: “He has someone travelling with him to specifically brief him on an hourly basis.”

Since his leisurely round of golf, Trump took to Twitter to inform his followers that he had been briefed about the mass shooting in Texas, by attorny general William Barr and that he will be heading to the headquarters of the Federal Emergancy Management Agency in Washington to discuss Hurricane Dorian.



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